Member Rara Avis
America the beautiful
(this can be found on the main site--http://www.netpoets.com/poems/death/0227004a.htm)
The caring prayers, the shaking shock -
This awful news my world did rock.
No one knew how it happened or why.
We were all so sad; it made me cry.
How unfair it should have happened now -
Won't someone ever tell me how?
Her tears had dried, her pain had healed;
And God chose this time for her life to yield.
It's later now, while we've moved on -
We miss her as though she had just gone.
We'll never forget all the good she did,
Even though, to her our farewells we've bid.
We love her still, we miss her yet;
And on this I'll forever bet.
If she is truly in our hearts,
From us she'll never be truly apart.
Elizabeth of the many names
"He have his goodness now. God forbid I take it from him!"